The next Formula One race, the Hungarian Grand Prix, is being held this weekend, from July 28th to the 30th, in Mogyoród, 26 kilometres from Budapest.
The Hungaroring has become a classic race track over the past years, but upon its construction over three decades ago it was a rarity, the first Formula 1 race beyond the Iron Curtain. Today, it it is still special as the third behind Monte-Carlo and Monza to be continuously featured in the race calendar.
You can view a video of last year’s race, in its entirety, below:
This year, Hungaroring has gained yet another distinction: it has replaced Great Britain’s Silverstone as one of Formula 1’s two official in-season test tracks starting this year (the other track is located in Bahrain).
This year’s race program began yesterday, with the traditional Public Pit Walk, which was open to “all guests with a valid weekend (all 3 days) grand prix ticket.” Today, competitors are taking part in “free practices,” in which they get used to the Hungarian race track.
This will be followed by qualifying sessions tomorrow, and by the main race itself, the Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix of Hungary, on Sunday. The Grand Prix race, which will be held from 2 to 4pm, will see drivers competing over the course of 70 laps to come out on top. As usual, a “Winners’ ceremony” will be held immediately after the conclusion of the race.
Via hungaroinfo.com and MTI
Images via MTI and hungaroinfo.com
Video via YouTube